|October 27, 2008||Media contact: Jessica Brown
U-M Medical School receives $3.8 million grant for kidney research
Roger C. Wiggins, M.B., B. Chir., director of the George O’Brien Renal Center
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has awarded the Division of Nephrology at the University of Michigan Medical School a five-year, $3.8 million research grant.
The O’Brien Kidney Center Core grant will be used by the departments of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Pathology and Cell and Molecular Biology, as well as the Life Sciences Institute, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Statistics and the School of Education. The grant will further research and help to develop diagnosis, prevention strategies and treatments for people with kidney diseases.
The U-M Medical School has received NIDDK funding for O’Brien Kidney Centers since 1988. NIDDK conducts and supports basic and clinical research on diseases of the kidney. With seven universities across the nation receiving O’Brien funding, these Research Centers work to gain a greater understanding of kidney diseases and strive to design curative and preventative strategies.